So here's my practise block, all basted ready to stitch.
In case you're wondering why I want to do a practise block, this is what I'd like to tackle next. I'm sure it will take me a couple of years to do, but I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, in you guessed it, that beautiful Japanese magazine.
Friday evening I spent hours tracing the design onto tracing paper. The master design is on a pattern sheet, not unlike the Burda pattern sheets, all the sizes on one sheet of paper and the only way to know which pattern your tracing is by the different coloured lines. A challenge for sure. Saturday I took it to Staples and had it enlarged to the correct size, so now it's ready for more tracing and prep work. That in itself is a job and a half, but one I think will be worth the effort. I'm thinking I'll combine the three methods of applique on this one, freezer paper, needle turn and back basting, but I don't want to do anything on it until I've done my practise block, except maybe go shopping for the fabrics..... Not that I need an excuse to shop, but it always sounds better to my hubby if I have a list rather than just shopping, for shopping sake...lol......
Well time to go do some housework and have a look through my stash and see what I have and what I need to use in the Hometown Christmas Quilt.
Happy Stitching, and thanks so much for stopping by and giving your input and thoughts.